Destino Wines, Napa Valley
As a small wine producer, Destino specializes in ultra-premium California Chardonnay. Focusing on the producing intense and flavorful wines is the quest of owner Christopher Calkins. With exceptional fruit and a team of very talented winemakers makes Destino the superb winery that it is. They have great relationships with six different families that grow grapes in Napa and Sonoma County. These are long term relationships that are based around the mutual respect and dedication to making great wine from great grapes. It's this relationship that makes their wine popular within the Napa region.
Their philosophy is to use the components they know well to have strong characteristics for their wine, this is why they do not vineyard designate these wines. It's been said if they feel 5% from the Sonoma Coast will enhance their Napa Valley Chardonnay they will blend the two. Every one of their vineyards would support vineyard designation if that was their winemaking approach.
Wines: 2004 Russian River Chardonnay - Inspired by the great whites of Montrachet with their signature mix of finesse, lightness, body and bouquet, the 2004 Destino Russian River Chardonnay is sophisticated and balanced. This wine begins with soft aromatics derived from the Musque clone, before delivering rich notes of vanilla, ripe pear and apple on the palate.
Napa Valley Wine Country Tours often visit this winery. Check back for detailed information on this specific winery soon. This winery is part of the California Wine Country as well as the Napa Valley Wine Country. Sonoma wineries are not far from this specific winery.
Wine Country Tour Shuttle is a California Wine Country Tour service that departs from San Francisco to both Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. More information about our San Francisco Wine Country Tours are available through this website. Many Napa wineries charge tasting fees, however the fee is sometimes reversed with purchase of a bottle of wine. During your California Wine Country Tour be sure to ask your Tour Guide which Wine Country wineries charge winery tasting fees and which ones do not. A wine country tour is a great way to see all of the important areas of the California Wine Country. Be sure to check your tour schedule to find the best wine country tour time for you. This tour operator is affiliated with other San Francisco Tours. Copyright 2007